Penname: Formegil [Contact] Real name: J.K.
Member Since: 06/04/08
Membership status: Member
Bio:



I am a 25-year-old student from Finland. I became aqcuainted with Tolkien's world in 2001 when my brother bought me a ticket to the movie Fellowship of the Ring. I became fascinated with the story and read Lord of the Rings immediately afterwards. I became so hooked that then I practically had to buy the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales also. Since then I have read those books at least once a year. As a lover of history I appreciate the detailed background Professor Tolkien made for his world, unrivaled in fantasy genre.

Before I made this profile I had read fanfiction only for a few months, first parodies but then moving to more serious stuff. In a "weak moment" I decided to try and write a few stories myself. English isn't my first language, so I apologize for any great mistakes. Finally, some quite useless facts about myself:
-I am an ex-boy scout (whence my love of nature)
-I study history
-I served for six months in the Finnish army (it's obligatory for men here) as a private in the mechanized infantry
-I read very much novels, my favourite authors including but not limited to Tolkien, Juhani Aho (a Finnish classic), Alexandre Dumas and Raymond Chandler
-I have read a few fantasy series, but up to now found only Tolkien, Robin Hobb and Robert Jordan (the last one with many reservations) worth the time
-I like very much Germanic sagas, Celtic myths and our own Kalevala
-I listen mostly classical music, my favourite composers being Wagner, Sibelius and Tschaikovsky. My favourite artists of light music are Frank Sinatra and a few Finnish tango singers.

The picture in my profile is one of Arthur Rackham's illustrations for Richar Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungs. (Yes, the scene is not that of Aragorn and Eowyn in Edoras, even though it could be.)

14/06/2009 - My story Heart of Rhūn has been nominated for Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA) 2009 competition.

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Stories by Formegil
Defenders of Gondor by Formegil Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: A young soldier finds love just before the war of 1944 T.A., but will he survive to enjoy of it? A tale of an invididual soldier in training and in battle.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character, Other Canon Character
Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10816 Read Count: 3918
[Report This] Published: 21/04/08 Updated: 23/04/08
Heart of Rhūn by Formegil Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 23]
Summary: Two thieves and foster-brothers from Minas Anor get the job of their lives when they are hired to steal the legendary Heart of Rhūn. Or so they thought... The quest proves to be harder than they ever expected, sending them on an eventful and dangerous journey across Middle-Earth. The story starts in late 1304 Third Age (1700 years pre-LOTR).
14/06/2009 - This story is nominated for Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA) 2009 competition.


Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gandalf / Olorin, Original Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 96924 Read Count: 26793
[Report This] Published: 01/07/08 Updated: 05/08/11
Summary: Aragorn is returning from a long journey to Rivendell and crosses the Misty Mountains. Not much of a plot here, it is only a little idyllic episode told in one chapter.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1016 Read Count: 1270
[Report This] Published: 10/04/08 Updated: 10/04/08
Summary: During a visit to Emyn Arnen, a remark from Pippin awakens a decades-old memory in Aragorn's mind. During the evening he tells the tale to his friends: During Aragorn's years as Thorongil, Steward Ecthelion has commissioned him as a lieutenant in a battalion posted at a small town. One night the corsairs of Umbar attack and drag a friend of Aragorn's away as a prisoner. Shortly afterwards Aragorn is sent on a mission to spy on the doings of the Haradians. Aragorn now has a twin goal: to complete his mission and to free his friend.

Journeying ever farther into the south, Aragorn gets wind of a mysterious buyer of slaves deep in the jungles near the Girdle of Arda. He proceeds to investigate the matter, in hopes of finding his friend and learning what the persons in question are up to. However, he soon finds that he has plunged into trouble that is easier to get into than to get out of. A deadly struggle follows, in which Aragorn is hard put to it to survive.

Rated R for violence and some horror themes.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Denethor, Ecthelion, Elboron, Eldarion, Eowyn, Faramir, Gimli, Legolas, Original Character, Pippin
Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 18456 Read Count: 2906
[Report This] Published: 08/10/11 Updated: 07/04/12
Summary: Thaundil son of Ereg joins the army despite his parents' will and takes part in the Battle of Fornost. An independent sequel to Defenders of Gondor.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Cirdan, Glorfindel, Original Character, Other Canon Character, Witch King
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8052 Read Count: 4282
[Report This] Published: 26/04/08 Updated: 27/04/08
Summary: Narvi and Celebrimbor make the West-Gate of Moria, and Celebrimbor invents something new.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Celebrimbor, Narvi, Other Canon Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: The Hand of Silver
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2524 Read Count: 3399
[Report This] Published: 06/05/08 Updated: 06/05/08
The Awakening by Formegil Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 8]
Summary: An Orc flees from the Battle of Morannon after Sauron's downfall. He hides, but is found by someone...
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12513 Read Count: 9956
[Report This] Published: 06/04/08 Updated: 08/04/08
The Betrayal by Formegil Rated: G [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Celebrimbor hears from afar as Sauron utters his words when finishing the One Ring.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Celebrimbor
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: The Hand of Silver
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 123 Read Count: 1572
[Report This] Published: 06/05/08 Updated: 06/05/08
The Birth of Hate by Formegil Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: A Wainrider village is attacked during the war of 1899 T.A. Told from the perspective of a young boy.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character
Genres: General, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1156 Read Count: 1516
[Report This] Published: 20/04/08 Updated: 20/04/08
Summary: This story is written as a response to the challenge "A Salute to Jules". An elvish polka band performs at King Thranduil's begetting day party. The story is set around the year 2720 T.A. I don't exactly know in which category this should go, so I picked book-verse. Rated PG for alcohol consumption, just to be on the safe side.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Original Character, Thranduil
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2100 Read Count: 1495
[Report This] Published: 13/04/08 Updated: 13/04/08
Summary: Aedil and his elvish polka band on tour in Middle-Earth. Can they struggle their way through sappy lyrics, bad contracts and enthusiastic fangirls? And most importantly, do they get anything but sore feet from their journey to fame? A sequel to The Singsong Sindar.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Ecthelion, Gandalf / Olorin, Nazgūl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Other Canon Character
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13159 Read Count: 4759
[Report This] Published: 14/04/08 Updated: 18/04/08
Summary: Celebrimbor faces a choice when Curufin plots to usurp the crown of Nargothrond.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Beren, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Finrod, Huan, Lśthien Tinśviel, Original Character, Other Canon Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Challenges: First Age Fic
Series: The Hand of Silver
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18056 Read Count: 7497
[Report This] Published: 08/05/08 Updated: 29/06/08
The Stained Moon by Formegil Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: The last days of Minas Ithil have come, and there is no hope left. Man-at-arms Goerfin fights his last battle as his city falls to the Enemy.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Nazgūl, Original Character, Witch King
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7951 Read Count: 3580
[Report This] Published: 28/04/08 Updated: 05/05/08
Summary: An essay describing the influences of the Finnish mythology on J.R.R. Tolkien's works, especially Silmarillion.
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: Finrod, Other Canon Character, Sam, Tuor, Turin Turambar
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2396 Read Count: 3119
[Report This] Published: 22/05/08 Updated: 24/05/08